What is the course about?
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. In this professional one-day training course learn how as a massage therapist you can support a woman through the variety of transitions she experiences. Safety in giving the treatment, along with appropriate adaptations, suitable an review of anatomy and physiology are all covered in the session.
What will we cover?
The anatomy, physiological and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy
Palpatory skills and the particular considerations for the therapist in the abdominal area.
A one-hour routine for the client including the abdomen
Supporting the client in a safe comfortable space.
Contraindications, specific considerations for the pregnancy.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Perform a deeply restorative routine on the pregnant client, safely with due consideration
Demonstrate safe and effective sequence of therapeutic techniques and stretches in prone, supine and side position
Review anatomy & physiology of the body
Identify the natural physiological changes of pregnancy and contraindications
Demonstrate improved client care when working with pregnant clients.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For existing qualified therapists Level 3.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Discussion, demonstration, practice, feedback and questions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Two large towels and massage oil. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and suitable shoes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any of our CPD or bodywork related courses: Mindful practitioner, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Advanced Massage using sports massage techniques, Native American Back Massage, Lomi Lomi or Lymphatic Drainage massage. Or chose from a wide range of modalities offered on our website.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details